Entitlements- By Allan

I have estimated at this stage I must have cost the department of Social Protection around €6m and the Revenue just under €3.5m. Again, I just had a private consultation with a mum who never heard of Incapacity Child Tax Credit and didn’t realise that she could claim Carers Benefit when she had a change […]

Special Needs & Pension – Allan

A pension at it’s core is a simple long term savings plan that parents can get access to when they retire. My big bug bearer is that the industry has taken a simple concept and made it more complex than space travel. The industry has also passed on ALL the risk to parents who are […]

Disabled Passengers Scheme Expansion

January 2016, Minister Noonan announced an improvement in the scheme to acknowledging the expensive cost of adapted vehicles, given the extensive nature of the adaptations required. You can claim a number of different relief to buy a vehicle for the purpose of transporting your special needs child who holds a primary medical certification. This certification is carried […]

Disabled Passengers Scheme Expansion

January 2016, Minister Noonan announced an improvement in the scheme to acknowledging the expensive cost of adapted vehicles, given the extensive nature of the adaptations required. You can claim a number of different relief to buy a vehicle for the purpose of transporting your special needs child who holds a primary medical certification. This certification is carried […]

Most Commonly Asked Questions By Allan

2015 has been another very busy year for Dolores, David & I. We have hosted our Trust Planning Workshop to over 23 different charities around Ireland in the last 12-months. We have presented our workshop to around 700 parents. Firstly, I’d like to express, A big thank you to all the wonderful parents I meet […]

Budget 2016 & Special Needs

I am glad to write this article on the Budget 2016 as my last few budget articles made for depressing reading. The first thing of substantial note for Carers is the Respite Care Grant which has now been restored to pre-recession levels. From €1,375 back to €1,700. This is a welcome reversal of policy and […]